I’m really showing my age with that question aren’t I? Coffee, tea or bonox came from an advertising campaign in the 1970’s. Have you ever tried Bonox? I remember it tasting like watery vegemite.
Anyway, I’m a tea girl for sure. Many years ago, when I first met my husband to be, I was a coffee girl. My day started with a very large coffee and a cigarette. That’s it! Mind you I was a size nothing and plagued with health problems. So my beautiful man set me on a path to a healthier, happier lifestyle and introduced me to tea. That was over 20 years ago. I haven’t looked back since. It’s tea all the way for me. So come on in and share a tea with me. Unfortunately we don’t have coffee in our house or bonox for that matter, so it will have to be tea.
So now you know a couple of little things about me, I might open up and share a little more. You see I’ve been learning a thing or two about blogging (and myself) with the delightful Pip Lincolne over at Meet Me At Mikes at her Blog With Pip course and today she has invited her May students along for a tea party. So grab a blankie, a cuppa and get comfy. Here are five of my favourite things at the moment:
Architecture and travel
To me they go hand in hand. I am a graphic designer and an architecture tragic. I remember as a young child spending hours looking at Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in a National Geographic mag and thinking how much it looked like a drippy sandcastle. I was fascinated. From that moment I have wanted to see every corner of the world. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Barcelona twice, most recently with my kids. I loved seeing their same sense of wonder and awe. We are now working on a plan (a cunning plan) to do more travel on our very limited budget. Wanderlust is taking over ….
|Sagrada Familia : awe inspiring even when covered in perpetual scaffolding and cranes|
|Mosaic details from Park Guell|
|The stunning Casa Batllo|
Here in this part of the world, south-east Queensland, we get a blink of winter and the rest of the year is humid and hot. I am such a winter girl and wonder sometimes why we’ve chosen this little corner. I love everything about winter. The shorter days, the snuggles, the chance to wear boots and scarves, not having to have three showers a day just to keep fresh but mostly it’s about … the light. The softer sky. The colours. It makes my heart sing.
|Views from our front deck overlooking a glorious evening sunset|
My neighbourhood .. My community .. My home
This is not just the place we live, this is our spiritual home. It is a community of like-minded folk. Most moved here in search of making a change. A tree change. A change to the way we live, work and play. I am fortunate to have my own shop/studio space where I sell my crafty goodies, run workshops and connect with my tribe.
|My special little home away from home|
Design and crafts
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved to create. I remember lying to my Mum when I was about eight. I told her that the teacher had told us we had to buy the mega-sized pack of felt pens – just because I wanted every colour under the sun! Of course I was busted. Mum was a home economics teacher so I grew up surrounded by creativity – sewing, knitting, cooking, painting. One of my common complaints as a child was “I’m always picking pins out of my feet.”
My latest crafty obsession is papercutting. I’ve always been fond of paper crafts, probably comes from my graphic design background – working with paper. There is something magical about paper cutting though. It’s really grabbed me. It is so meditative, like I guess a lot of creative pursuits are, but I just find I get so absorbed and lost in this art, it’s like nothing else.
|My first and second attempts at paper cutting … more to come|
These guys. They’re silly. They make me laugh. They bring me joy. They lift me during my dark times. They drive me crazy. They support me. They ground me. They love me.
Thank you for stopping by and listening. Hope you’ve enjoyed your stay. Please do pop back in again and next time we might make it a bonox. xx